"WE will not favour, we will not fear," were the words from the new Kenya Anti- Corruption Commission Executive Director as he accepted his official appointment as the country's anti-corruption czar.
On Friday, President Kibaki appointed Dr PLO Lumumba the new KACC boss and Prof Jane Onsongo and city lawyer Pravin Bowry assistant directors.
Speaking to the Star, Dr Lumumba said that he will lead the anti-graft agency into a "gloveless" war on corruption.
"The mandate we have been given is as clear as crystal, it is a new dawn and we want to walk into it together as Kenyans. The task ahead is one which is not easy but we must deliver," Dr Lumumba said.
Dr Lumumba said he will not favour any individual with corrupt tendencies and urged Kenyans to help in the war.
Through a gazette notice published yesterday the President said that the appointments will each last five years.
His two deputies will replace Fatuma Sichale and Dr Smokin Wanjala who both resigned at the height of the same pressure.
Lumumba, a renowned city lawyer, served in the defunct Constitution of Kenya Review Commission CKRC) as its secretary.
Prof Onsongo has been lead of research at the 4 Catholic University while Bowry is an advocate.
By Isaac Ongiri